C+A Takes Home Heritage Award

Our lifecycle renewal project for the Aberdeen Pavilion is this year’s winner of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals Award of Excellence in Conservation—Architecture. Aberdeen Pavilion, located in Lansdowne Park, is a National Historic Site of Canada. Our work on the building consisted of repairs to the floor slab, renovations and construction of washrooms, upgrades to accessibility issues, and restoration of the main “barn” doors and windows. The judges singled out our attention to detail … Continue reading

Advanced Research Complex: Green Building Excellence Award Finalist

The University of Ottawa Advanced Research Complex (ARC) was a finalist at this year’s Ontario Green Building Excellence and Leadership Awards. The awards recognize “outstanding new projects and programs in Ontario which go above and beyond the normal scope of sustainable best practices” and were presented by the Canada Green Building Council at the CaGBC Ontario Awards Gala on November 1, 2018. The 14,860m2 building (including 6,002m2 of labs and 2,312m2 of office and support space) … Continue reading

Vote to Make COLE+Associates the Ottawa Citizen’s People’s Choice Award Winner

Online voting is now open in the Custom Home category for the 2018 Ottawa Citizen People’s Choice Award. Help make our Kenwood Avenue Residence the winner by casting your vote now! Voting is spread over five rounds rounds and includes the over 170 finalists in this year’s GOHBA Housing Design Awards. Our Kenwood Avenue Residence is in the Custom Homes round, which is open from August 29 to 11:59 pm on Sunday, September 2. The … Continue reading

COLE+Associates is a 2018 Housing Design Award Finalist

The Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association (GOHBA) announced this week that COLE+Associates is a finalist in the 2018 Housing Design Awards for our Kenwood Avenue Residence project! We’re excited and honoured to be in the running for Contemporary Custom Home (2,400 st. ft. or less) with Westboro Homes. GOHBA’s Housing Design Awards “celebrate our industry’s successes in innovation and quality of design and construction.” Respected home building professionals from across Canada will judge the awards, … Continue reading

uOttawa ARC | LEED GOLD Achieved!

It’s official! uOttawa Advanced Research Complex [ARC] has achieved LEED Gold Certification! COLE+Associates Architects Inc. is proud to announce the LEED Gold Certification of the ARC. This state-of-the-art, open-concept, research-only building is designed to integrate students and researchers from across Canada and the world and to foster innovation and interdisciplinarity in the Geosciences and Photonics departments. This centre for advanced photonics and environmental analysis features special laboratories for AMS, lasers, and photonics research. The University had … Continue reading

David Cole | 2016 RAIC Fellowship

COLE+Associates is pleased to announce the recent recognition of David Cole for his outstanding architectural achievements and work in the National Capital Region – earning him an induction into the College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (FRAIC). The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada is the leading voice for excellence in the built environment in Canada. Representing about 5,000 members, the RAIC advocates for excellence, works to demonstrate how design enhances the … Continue reading

C+A Win CAHP Award of Excellence

COLE+Associates celebrate back to back CAHP Award  of Excellence wins in the Heritage Planning Category! David Cole was on hand to accept the 2014 award from the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals Friday October 3rd in Charlottetown, PEI. Our joint venture submission with DMA of Montreal for the East Block, Southwest Tower; Water Infiltration & Structural Stabilization Investigation & Interim Repairs project was this year’s winner while the Confederation Building project also undertaken by our … Continue reading

The ARC has Wind in Her Sails — Science & Architecture Collide at King Edward & Templeton in Ottawa

Science & Architecture collide at the Advanced Research Complex, and what a beautiful collision it is. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been putting together marketing materials for the Advanced Research Complex at University of Ottawa. Photographing the spaces, meeting the people and discovering exactly what 5+ years of planning, design, programming & drive to excel have accomplished. As I walk through the halls and labs, I am greeted at every turn with an education … Continue reading

C+A wins Award of Excellence in Heritage Planning Category for Confederation Building

This year COLE+Associates took home the Award of Excellence in the Heritage Planning category at the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals Awards Ceremony on November 1 at the National Gallery of Canada, in Ottawa. Our submission was a joint venture with the firm DMA of Montreal, and was recognized for our efforts in preserving the heritage fabric of the Confederation Building. David Cole & Dino Di Sano, who spearheaded the project, were on hand to … Continue reading